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Posted by: jcmarsalis
« on: August 19, 2022, 11:14:06 pm »

Ok great. Thanks very much for your help!
Posted by: Jan
« on: August 19, 2022, 10:31:17 pm »

No, sorry, it's my mistake, it has been corrected in the post.
Posted by: jcmarsalis
« on: August 19, 2022, 10:20:25 pm »

I notice you have recommended
set set DPS1.SendOnChange:"0"
rather than
set DPS1.SendOnChange:"0"

we need 2 "set" for DPS1?
Posted by: jcmarsalis
« on: August 19, 2022, 04:35:05 pm »

Thanks for your help! Seems to be working.
Posted by: Jan
« on: August 19, 2022, 09:50:15 am »


Sending a text via the send command does not turn off associated external text source.

For this purpose there's a special command:
set Radiotext.SendOnChange:"0"
set DPS1.SendOnChange:"0"

To turn on the external text source again:
set Radiotext.SendOnChange:"1"
set DPS1.SendOnChange:"1"


Once the external text source is turned on again, the update does not occur immediately but after a new text is detected in the external text source. This is sometimes desirable and sometimes not. It will be fixed in next version by a special command.

Posted by: jcmarsalis
« on: August 18, 2022, 10:56:46 pm »

Posted by: Jan
« on: August 18, 2022, 10:29:51 pm »

Please let me allow to summarize your case, as I understand it:

For a specific time, you want to show a predefined text rather than the text generated by your broadcast automation.
After return from this condition, resume the last text, previously provided by the broadcast automation.

Is that true?
Posted by: jcmarsalis
« on: August 18, 2022, 06:08:32 pm »

I have an instance of MagicRDS4 set up specifically to send Title & Artist info to my streaming provider ( It has to be stripped down to Title;Artist and sent just once or it goofs up our royalty reporting.
I have set up bridge WSKKbridge to receive info from playout system on VP1 UDP 10001 with the following Internal Channel Distribution info:
saveto file:"C:\Users\m\Documents\Shark-title-artist.txt" mode:"rewrite"
sendto "WSKK-DCS"
WSKK-DCS is setup as a bridge TCP client connecting to the streaming seed app on [internal IP]:TCP 5005
This works correctly as expected, sending new info as it changes.

My issue is that I want to update for special programs by using External Scheduler so I set up an event:
event days:"2" times:"11:02"   send connection:"WSKK-DCS" command:"Heard It On The Shark;Melinda"
And THAT works fine.

I expected MagicRDS to send the info from C:\Users\m\Documents\Shark-title-artist.txt when it was updated again, which happens as soon as the special program ends. But it just stays on the text sent from the Event Scheduler event.

So, I can "turn it on" for special programs, but can't "turn it off". (Closing that instance of MagicRDS4 and restarting it makes it revert to proper operation). Is there a command I can send via External Scheduler to WSKK-DCS at the expected end of the special program that will force revert to updating/sending on change of the Shark-title-artist.txt ?